I'm re-starting this thread because I'm a newbie to this forum and didn't realize my previous post could taken as spam. Admittedly it was some pretty blatant gushing for two businesses, but I really was just trying to supply the info I had.
So, with that being said (and with the emphasis on the fact that this is NOT SPAM), here's my post again:
It's not perfect and it could be updated more, but one site to go to for some great info about reel-to-reels is http://www.analogrules.com/
I learned a lot from what he's written, but I have to disagree for his complete disregard for Tascam reel-to-reels. Unlike Fostex (don't buy Fostex!), Tascam has a great repair/parts department -- though not all replacement parts for every model continue are kept in stock, the repair staff are accessible and knowledgeable. Before you buy a Tascam machine that the seller tells you has "___ wrong with it," call (323) 727-4840 during their hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific)).
Anyway, let's get this thread going with a little copy and paste from Analog Rules Sales page ([[url=http://[/URL]="http://www.analogrules.com/Sales.html"]AnalogRules - street Market Sales Prices: Analogue Recorders, Ampex, MCI, Studer, Otari, and others...[/]="http://www.analogrules.com/Sales.html"]AnalogRules - street Market Sales Prices: Analogue Recorders, Ampex, MCI, Studer, Otari, and others...[/]):
**MCI JH 24 24 track
Good condition - I saw this machines myself
sold for $ 2,000 Ok deal
Otari MX80 24 track
Newly relapped heads - but needed a new pinch roller
and has one bad Audio card
Bought for $ 2,200 So-So deal
Ampex ATR 104 Four Track 1/2 inch
with extra 1/4 inch two track headstack and guides
Buyer says it's in fine condition
Bought for $ 900.00 great price - great deal
MCI JH-24 24 track - in good condition
Buyer says it was fully recapped and has no dreaded 'Red Sockets'
Bought for $ 2,000 good deal
Otari MTR 90 mkII 24 track
with Remote and Autolocator
Fair condition, needs some work
Bought for $ 1,500 good deal
Studer A-827 24 track good condition
with Remote and Autolocator
Bought for $ 5,000 good deal !
Ampex 440B 1/2 inch 2 track with Flux Magnetics heads
Very Good condition says buyer bought for $600
Studer A-810 1/4 inch two track
great condition, like new... $850
MCI JH110C 1 inch 8 track
Good condition - was given away for FREE !!!!
to current user.... GREAT DEAL
Ampex ATR 102 half-inch 2 track
Good condition $2,500
Very good deal !
Studer A-827 24 TRACK, well worn but good running condition
only $ 2,700 on eBay GREAT DEAL !!!
With Autolocator, remote, remote stand, everything...
Ampex ATR 102 quarter-inch in near unused condition
Buyer says it's got a new Capstan, nearly new heads.
Bought in Canada for $ 350 US dollars !! Wow ! GREAT DEAL !!!!
Ampex ATR 102 quarter inch in fair condition
Buyer says it's worn but good condition
Bought for $ 2,300
Otari 5050 2 track
Buyer says it's in good condition, needed some cleaning.
$50.00 !!! very good deal!!
Otari MX-70 one inch 8 track
Buyer says in near 'mint' condition, low hours
Bought in Spain for 400 Euros (about $500 us) Good deal !
Studer A-827 24 track
Good condition deck with new Pinch Roller
$ 5,500 good deal !
Ampex MM1200 24 track
Head life about 60% no remote
Audio Caps replaced recently. $ 2,500 very good deal
Ampex MM 1000 16 track
75% head life left on heads !!
No remote, good condition says buyer
came with an extra 1 inch 8 track headstack, plus extra parts
**(All info from 2011)*
ALSO: I sold a Otari MX5050 BII for $350 back in April of 2011